Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer

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30-something Jersey gal working as a freelance writer. Starbucks addict, beach-lover, kitty mother.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

There are so many resources out there to help improve your business that cost a fortune--this is not one of them.

Register--then enjoy the event and all the resources!

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Today's inspiring image is from Lisa Leonard's blog. She never fails to lift my spirits, and that's mostly just by looking at her pics. Oh, and her fabulous jewelry.

Speaking of inspiring, I attended my first meetup last night. Yes, it was a little nervewracking at first, mostly figuring out how I'd know who the members were in a random coffeehouse. But I was warmly greeted and met some very nice people.

It felt good to get out there. You never know what doors open up, professionally or personally.

I think after the first time networking, things get easier. I haven't been out to an event in a long time. Now, I'm on my way to branching out from behind the screen!

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

You know how I'm always preaching about being practical when it comes to a creative career? Well, I'm not the only one!

Check out this article on ABC from freelance guru Michelle Goodman:

I've always objected to the notion that you need to take a year off to write a novel, paint a mural or record an album. Likewise, I'm equally bothered by the assertion that an artist with a day job is a sellout. Eating is a noble pursuit. So is learning valuable business skills you can apply to hawking your own creative wares. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for creative endeavors, be they full time or on the side. But I'm also for living like a grown-up, as opposed to, say, couch surfing or subsisting on Ramen-ketchup casserole indefinitely.

Read the rest here.

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Monday, August 02, 2010

It's funny...the things that inspire me usually have to do with P A P E R!

A Little Hut Blog

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